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High altitude testing with the Airbus A400M

From Airbus Military’s multimedia collection is this stunning image of the A400M undergoing high altitude testing at La Paz.Chosen with a passing topicality, as engine supplier Europrop International recently announced the ramp up of the aircraft’s TP400 engine production. Credit: Airbus Military

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Pratt & Whitney’s 747SP test bed

Pratt & Whitney Canada has christened its new global flight-test operations centre at Montreal Mirabel International airport. A first phase of development is designed to support testing for engines with up to 90,000lb of thrust (400kN). The centre houses two Boeing 747SPs (one of which is below) that are now flying testbeds to simulate flight […]

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Flight International cover 6-12 October: A Question of Thrust

This week Flight International examines why the industry is keeping its options open on next-generation powerplants.Who will win the race to power the next generation of sing-aisle aircraft?Could radical engine innovations such as open rotors give a distinctly different look to tomorrow’s narrowbodies? The cover features one possible design, as illustrated by Flightglobal artist Tim […]

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Boeing flies revised CFM56-7B Evolution nacelle on 737-900ER

    Boeing has flown a Boeing 737-900ER equipped with a revised version of the CFM International CFM56 nacelle in the number one (left-hand) position. The engine nacelle is elongated compared with the current CFM56-7B, which is the standard engine equipping Boeing’s Next Generation 737 family. Continue reading….

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Environmentally Friendly Aero Engines programme cuts noise and emissions

European Union targets for cutting jet engine noise and carbon dioxide emission can only be met with some new technology breakthroughs, according to engine manufacturers. Continue reading ….

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